List Love Book Club: Ouch!

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List your biggest moments in pain

This is not so much a list as a grand tribute to the endurance of my childhood self. When I was about 10 I had a tooth pulled out, without novacaine. I repeat, I had a tooth pulled without painkillers.

Why you ask?

It was a combination of a fresh-out-of-college dentist and a freak infection that rendered novacaine useless in the face of it's reign of terror.

I was screaming so loudly that everyone else left the office. I imagine that my mother was cowering in the waiting room in the fetal position. A week later the dentist called in tears to check up on me and confessing that she had been suffering guilty nightmares ever since my extraction. A few hours after the event I was totally fine and to this day I have no fear of dentists because I am badass.

As an adult I've found out that pulling teeth is a common form of torture. When I saw Sydney Bristow approached by a sadistic "dentist" on Alias I just nodded my head in compassion "It'll hurt Syd, but you'll make it through".

What about you? I hope that none of you can top me(although childbirth sounds quite harrowing as well). Bloggers can link up at

Posted on July 27, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.